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Area Guide Plaistow

Plaistow estate agents

Customer service is at the heart of everything we do here at Highcastle estates. That’s why our bespoke team have extensive knowledge of each of our London areas so we can show you properties we guarantee you’ll love. Whether you’re new to Plaistow or simply looking to move within the area, our Plaistow know-how ensures we can target properties which suit. If you’re thinking of buying, selling, or letting property in the Plaistow area, then, let us at Highcastle Estates agents finally find you that forever home.

The West Ham district of Plaistow is a fantastic place to start any house hunt. In his 1977 book ‘What’s in a Name’ Cyril M. Harris states that Plaistow was recorded as ‘Plagestoue’ in 1200, derived from the old English ‘pleg’ for playing, and ‘stowe’ for place. As such, Plaistow was literally the ‘playing place.’ And, that sense of fun is still evident today.

Back in the 1990s, Plaistow underwent an impressive £92 million regeneration programme to bring it up to date. That’s a regeneration effort which gained momentum yet again during London’s 2012 Olympic drive. While properties here are currently still cheaper than you might find elsewhere, then, Stratford’s neighbour is well worth attention during your London move. And, with the area still gaining momentum, you’d better act fast if you want to bag a bargain in this upcoming London hotspot.

The Plaistow lifestyle

The Plaistow lifestyle won’t let you down, with plenty of amenities and events. Green space is, of course, always a priority when buying in London. Open areas of greenery are sadly lacking in many areas. But, Plaistow isn’t one of them, with an impressive 9.5 acres of Balaam Street Recreation Ground, 10 acres of Memorial Park and several smaller parks to boot. If you love the idea of the country life with city convenience, then, Plaistow could be for you. As if that weren’t enough, the town has plenty to boast about since its regeneration. There are an impressive two leisure centres to satisfy your sporting needs, as well as iconic pubs like local’s favourite ‘Black Lion Pub’ on Greengate.

For the family

Plaistow also offers plenty if you’re moving with a family. In fact, education opportunities in the area as so impressive that Nathan Kemp, a teacher at Tollgate Primary School, was the first individual teacher to ever win Teacher of the Year at the National Teacher Awards back in 2012. And, Tollgate isn’t the only school to look out for. Plaistow also boasts a great many impressive nurseries, including Plaistow Day Nursery and high-rating Alphabet House Nursery.

Getting around

Getting around won’t be an issue in Plaistow either, with Plaistow train station and a zone 3 underground line within easy reach. Buses like the 473 also run fairly regularly within the area.

As you can see, there’s plenty to work in Plaistow’s favour. And, we can show you some hot properties in the area today if you phone us on 0203 026 4420.